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PART III - CHAPTER II
PUFFS OF WIND IN THE SAIL

'You 'n got ter get ower th' first afore that.'
George laughed, unperturbed. Evidently he was well used to the thrusts of the public-house.
`I suppose you soon got over yours,' he said.
The old man raised himself and his eyes flickered into life. He chewed slowly, then said:
`I 'd married, an' paid for it; I'd broke a constable's jaw, an' paid for it; I'd deserted from the army, an' paid for that: I'd had a bullet through my cheek in India atop of it all, by I was your age.'
`Oh!' said George, with condescending interest, `you've seen a bit of life, then?'
They drew the old man out, and he told them, in his slow, laconic fashion, a few brutal stories. They laughed and chaffed him. George seemed to have a thirst for tales of. brutal experience, the raw gin of life. He drank it all in with relish, enjoying the sensation. The dinner was over. It was time to go out again to work.
`And how old are you, dad?' George asked. The Parrot looked at him again with his heavy, tired, ironic eyes, and answered :
'If you 'll be any better for knowing-sixty-four.'
'It 's a bit rough on you, isn't it,' continued the young man, `going round with the threshing machine and sleeping outdoors at that time of life? I should 'a' thought you 'd 'a' wanted a bit o' comfort I
'How do you mean, "rough on me"?' the Parrot replied slowly.
`Oh, I think you know what I mean,' answered George easily.
'Don't know as I do,' said the slow old Parrot.
`VVeII, you haven't made exactly a good thing out of life, have you?'
'What d' you mean by a good thing? I've had my life, an' I'm satisfied wi' it. I s'll die with a full belly.'
`Oh, so you have saved a bit?'
`No,' said the old man deliberately, `I 've spent as I've gone on. An' I've had all I wish for. But I pity the angels, when the Lord sets me before them like a book to read. Heaven won't be heaven just then.'
'You're a philosopher in your way,' laughed George.

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